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Escape from the Shadows: His autobiography by  Robin Maugham - First edition - 1972 - from The Glass Key and Biblio.com

Escape from the Shadows: His autobiography

by Maugham, Robin

Condition: Very Good/near Very Good


London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1972. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good/near Very Good. First impression. 8vo. Pp 278 + 15 pp b&w photographs. Black cloth boards stamped in gilt on the spine. A clean, unmarked copy in a tight binding and bright, unclipped dust jacket. The dust jacket is a little rubbed at the extremities and chipped at the head of the spine.




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